“If you think the federal government can spend your money better than you can, then by all means” pay more in taxes than you owe, said Grover Norquist, of Americans for Tax Reform, a group that has gotten almost all congressional Republicans to pledge to vote against tax hikes. The IRS should have a little line on the form where people can donate money to the government, he suggested, “just like the tip line on a restaurant receipt.”
The response to this joker (the GOP is ony about jokes these days):
One of the millionaires suggested that if Norquist wanted low taxes and less government, “Renounce your American citizenship and move to Somalia where they don’t collect any tax.”
138 serious millionaires signed this petition: "Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength." The only reason the GOP does not want to raise taxes is because it would help the economy, and an improved economy would return the White House to Obama in 2012. It's sadly that simple.